Italian Strawberry Tart

So this recipe I have been making for a while now. Probably since since I was 13 or something to be exact. It was a little newspaper cut out that I found in an old recipe box. And I still love it to this day. The cinnamon-y cake. The way you are supposed to push down the strawberries so some of them get encased in the cake, making them little surprises when you bit into it. The fact that I found a cake recipe that I adore that doesn't have frosting. (I used to think there was no point to a cake if it did not have a mound of buttercream atop it.)

My butter of course was not 'softened' probably. Because I made this cake spur of the moment. So I had to microwave it. So it came out a bit lumpy in the batter. It still tasted amazing as ever so, their really isn't much of a chance of screwing this cake up.

A reason why I love thrift store:

I just found Mastering The art of French Cooking, a 50$ amazon purchase that I had been putting off, for 4$. And it is in pristine condition. I saw it, immediately recognizing it from the little white and red print on the outside. I remember seeing Julia Child's cooking shows on TV when I was little thinking, Who is this tall woman with the strange voice. Watching them, not realizing that she was a master. Also wondering why she did so much cooking and not all baking like my favorite show, Chocolate with Jacques Torres. I now appreciate your greatness Julia.

Gosh, did you look and see what time this was posted? Oh yes, you read right, it is a post before 5 am. They are working me a new shift at my job. So I now have to leave my house at 5:30 am. Its nice because I will actually get off at a time where the sun is still out and I can bake my little heart out the moment I get home. But wow it is strange to be so productive at 4 something in the morning. Coffee coffee coffee.

Off to work, happy weekend!

italian strawberry tart

1 1/2 cups (187g) flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1/4 tsp salt

1 tsp cinnamon

6 tbsp (85g) butter softened

3/4 cup (150g) sugar

2 eggs

2 tbsp milk

1 pint strawberries hulled and cut in half


Oven 350F. Butter and flour an 8 inch springform pan. 

Whisk flour, baking powder, salt and cinnamon together. In a separate bowl beat butter and sugar. Add in eggs and milk. Add in the dry ingredients and mix until just incorporated.

Pour into pan and place the strawberries atop in a circular pattern.

Bake for around 30 minutes. Serve warm.

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